Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Erik Foley Named Hockey East Player of the Month
Grando Claims Top Rookie; Hernberg Wins Best Goaltender Honors
Junior Forward; Mansfield, Massachusetts
Erik Foley paced all Hockey East skaters with 11 points in the month of November, including a six-game point streak. He helped the Friars to the championship game of the third annual Friendship Four in Belfast, Northern Ireland, scoring a goal and adding two helpers overseas. He enjoyed a four-point outing at Merrimack on Nov. 18, a career-best. His 1.57 points per game in the month led Hockey East and ranked fifth nationally. He currently leads all players with 14 points (7g, 7a) in Hockey East conference play and nine of his 11 November points came in league games.
Runner-up: Jesse Schwartz, UConn (Sr., F; Toronto, Ont.)
Forward; Islip, New York
Christopher Grando played a key part in helping Boston College to an unbeaten November (7-0-1) including five road wins. He led all Hockey East rookies and was fifth nationally with three goals and eight points and also led all freshmen nationally with a plus-eight rating. Of his three goals, one was short-handed and two were game-winning strikes, both totals tied for the most of any first-year skater in November. He registered at least one point in five of his eight games and factored in on three decisive markers (2g, 1a).
Runner-up: Jeremy Swayman, Maine (Fr., G; Anchorage, Alaska)
Junior; Espoo, Finland
Christoffer Hernberg posted an unblemished record in five Hockey East games in November, backstopping his River Hawks to a 5-0-0 record in conference games in which he started. He stopped 159 of 171 shots he saw for a 1.84 goals against average, the best in Hockey East in November, and allowed two goals or fewer in five of his six starts. He kicked out 33 saves on two occasions, including in his second career shutout against UConn.
Runner-up: Joseph Woll, BC (So., G; St. Louis, Mo.)